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Martin Luther King Day celebration is scheduled at City Hall
DEC 22, 2016

Rev. Curtis L. Johnson is the organizer of the Upstate Live in Peace Movement, which grew from the Greenville Alliance for Change initiative and WJMZ-FM (107.3 JAMZ). 
 

Tickets are on sale for the City of Greer’s 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Luncheon scheduled Jan. 16 at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. The event is an annual sellout.

The keynote speaker is Rev. Curtis L. Johnson, senior pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer in 1993. A native of Greenville, Johnson served in the United States Air Force for four years and earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. He founded MLK Dream Weekend, a community-wide celebration for the King Holiday that has, over the past decade, drawn more than 17,000 participants and raised more than $500,000 in scholarship funds.

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Jim Benson awarded honorary degree at Greenville Technical College commencement exercises
DEC 21, 2016

Jim Benson of Greer received an honorary degree from Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College, during commencement exercises last week.
 

Jim Benson was awarded an honorary degree at the Greenville Technical College commencement exercises last week.

Benson established a business in Greer at the age of 17, hauling used cars from Pennsylvania back to Greer to be sold. With the money he earned, he established a used car lot, and before he was 21, established a Chrysler franchise. Today, that one dealership has turned into seven, an amazing success story that began in Greer.

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Julia Drummond retires as NGU professor
DEC 18, 2016

Dr. Julia Drummond, left, NGU Interim President Dr. Randall J. Pannell, and Dr. Cathy Sepko, right.
 

Julia Drummond has retired as a professor of English at NGU since 1999. She earned her Master of Arts in teaching from Converse College and her doctorate from Century University. Drummond taught for 30 years in Greenville County Schools before joining the NGU family.

She’s taught a number of courses, including Shakespeare’s Comedies, Young Adult Literature, Multicultural Literature, and Composition and Literature. Drummond has been named to Who’s Who Among American Teachers seven times.

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Sepko tells NGU graduates to 'Learn from the past, look to the future'
DEC 18, 2016

Cathy Sepko addresses North Greenville University December graduates at Commencement on Dec. 9.
 

Retiring English professor Dr. Cathy Sepko told the approximately 180 members of North Greenville University’s 2016 December graduating class on Dec. 9 that, no matter how bleak their past has been, they should learn from it and look to the future. 

Sepko, known by her students as a storyteller, explained to the graduates just why she loves to tell stories.

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NGU School of Theatre nominated to compete in festival
DEC 18, 2016

NGU School of Theatre nominated to compete in festival

North Greenville University's theatre production of “Nora's House” has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) 47 at Georgia Southern State University in Statesboro, Ga., Feb. 8-11. 

The cast will compete on Feb. 9 and will also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction, and performance. 

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Alexis Anderson, Sophia Gray, Zane George are 'Giving Thanks' art winners
DEC 14, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL
Alexis Anderson
Greer High School
Grade 11
I can give to others what others have given to me…
1st Place Grades 9-12
 

"Giving Thanks" art winners were presented their ribbon placements and certificates Tuesday at Greer City Council. The contest was open to elementary through high school students and conducted by the Greer Recreation Department and Greer Cultural Arts.

Winning artwork will be on display through the holidays in the “Wall” Gallery at Greer City Hall.

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Spartanburg Community College students earning dean's list honors
DEC 14, 2016

Spartanburg Community College students earning dean's list honors

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for fall term 2016.

Anderson

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